Identification and Decompositions in Probit and Logit Models
Chung Choe (),
SeEun Jung () and
No 10530, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
Probit and logit models typically require a normalization on the error variance for model identification. This paper shows that in the context of sample mean probability decompositions, error variance normalizations preclude estimation of the effects of group differences in the latent variable model parameters. An empirical example is provided for a model in which the error variances are identified. This identification allows the effects of group differences in the latent variable model parameters to be estimated.
Keywords: decompositions; probit; logit; identification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 D81 J16 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
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Journal Article: Identification and decompositions in probit and logit models (2020)
Working Paper: Identification and Decompositions in Probit and Logit Models (2017)
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